Microcoelia dolichorhiza (Schltr.) Summerh. 1943

Plant drawing TYPE Drawing of Gussonea dolichorhiza by Schlechter/ Plant drawing of Angraecum dolichorhiza by Schlechter

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Common Name The Long Root Microcoelia

Flower Size

Found in northern and northwestern Madagascar on branches in humid evergreen forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a stem giving rise to many roots to 8" [20 cm] long that blooms in the later spring on up to 4 simultaenous, erect, spreading, to .6" [1.5 cm] long, 10 to 12 flowered inflorescence with small bracts and carrying erect, spreading, whitish tinged with carmine rose flowers.

Synonyms *Angraecum dolichorhizum Schltr. 1913; Gussonea dolichorhiza (Schltr.) Schltr. 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as A dolichorhiza; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Gussonea dolichorhiza; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser , 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009